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Disney vs. 7 early fairytales
The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up). Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<
But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales. Especially Bluebeard. We need a Bluebeard adaptation.
Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself.
The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away.
"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this
We had to read The Book of Lost Things for school and it’s Grimm level crazy
Not only that, you’re skipping out a really important thing: the brother’s grimm got those tales from WOMEN, women were the ones who would tell these tales orally and the brother’s grimm took them, altered them to be sexist and never gave the women credit. You can read Clever Maids the Secret History The Grimm Fairytales for more info
#aRE THOSE ED’S DRAWINGS#DID THEY SERIOUSLY HANG UP ED’S DUMB DRAWINGS OF THE HOMUNCULI#LIKE SOME DOTING PARENTS HANGING THEIR TODDLER’S ART ON THE FRIDGE#I’M#IT’S LIEK THE TEAM IS A DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY AND INSTEAD OF KIDS THEY HAVE A SHORT ANGRY DOUBLE AMPUTEE ALCHEMIST#THAT’S ADORABLE#TAKE THIS AWAT FROM ME#FMAB#iM SO#I CNA’T EVEN SPELL RIGHT NOW (x)
#i’ve never given it much thought before but this gifset really strikes home at how so very young steve and natasha are compared to the rest of the avengers #they’re still kids really and they’ve already gone to wars and watch regimes fall had their lives snatched away and had tried to make up or atone for it #and i think steve and natasha recognize that about each other and why they’re still such kindred spirits despite their conflicting perceptions of the world and of personhood itself (via shardsofblu)
my teacher sent a student home today because the student had had an anxiety attack earlier in the morning and she said “if you have a broken bone, you don’t just keep walking on it and damaging it more, you treat it. Your mental health is the same. Health then school.”I was about to get really angry but it took a different turn than I expectedwe really need more teachers like this
I wish Tokyo Mew Mew was actively popular, like PMMM. It’d be great to have gifs of all kinds of different scenes and an active fandom! New cosplay, ask blogs, etc. Characters in TMM are so interesting, and I even want a tattoo like Minto’s mark!
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